Side effect(s) of Acebutolol

Read the side effects of Acebutolol as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
• Heart - Chest pain, low blood pressure and heart failure.

• Central Nervous System - Depression, fainting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, feeling light-headed, sleeplessness and abnormal dreams.

• Skin and mucous membranes- Rash, swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) and itching due to allergic reaction.

• Gastrointestinal - Constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

• Genitourinary - Increased urination at night, painful urination.

• Musculoskeletal - Joint/muscle pain.

• Respiratory - Cough, difficulty in breathing.

• Liver - Increase in liver enzymes, jaundice, dark urine, clay-coloured stools

• Eye - Dry eye and eye pain.

• Miscellaneous - Development of anti-nuclear antibodies, swelling of ankles or feet.


Other Precautions : The drug should be used with extreme caution in patients with the following conditions:
• Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Kidney functioning problems.
• Liver functioning problems.
• Asthma or breathing problem or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
• Chest pain due to Prinzmetal’s angina, an angina which occurs due to spasm of blood vessels.
• Skin condition known as psoriasis.
• Muscle weakness due to myasthenia gravis.
• Hyperthyroidism or high thyroid hormone level.
• In patients with diabetes, since it may mask the effects of low blood sugar levels.
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